Civil Rights


Increased black consciousness and activism

  • NAACP.
  • Given full democracy.
  • Questioned views on their racism because of Adolf Hitler.
  • More support for their cause - President Roosevelt set up FEPC.
  • Black people were employed.
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Blacks and whites in overcrowded cities.

  • Urban housing shortage led to overcrowding.
  • Ghettos were created eg. Harlem.
  • Riots in detroit.
  • Authorities were unsympathetic.
  • Houses destroyed to built the Pentagon.
  • Lots of tension.
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Federal Intervention.

  • Randolph pressured Roosevelt into making the FEPC to get fair employment.
  • Stopping lynching
  • Supreme Court trying to get blacks to be able to vote.
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Sit ins and Boycotts.

  • People peacefully protested for their own causes.
  • Had to give up some boycotts to fight in order to note seem unpatriotic.
  • The Congress of Racial Equality was set up (CORE).
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Blacks and whites working together.

  • Allowing them to work together - Alabama Dry Rock CO.
  • Granted more freedom.
  • Allowed to work alongside whites.
  • Over 1 million served in the army.
  • Still discrimination within the workplace.
  • 'Last to be hired, first to be fired'
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  • People moved to the north to look for work.
  • More ameneties - allowed to vote, more safety.
  • More powerful and more important.
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World War 2.

  • Blacks earnt the equal rights through fighting.
  • Some have more morale whereas others were inspired.
  • Earnt the rights to education.
  • More equality.
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